Essential Physics for Global Leaders Ⅱ to begin on April 12, 2018 (Location changed)

 Class List of Spring Semester 2018

“Essential Physics for Global LeadersⅡ” will begin on April 12. This is a class for students who are in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The class will be conducted in English.

Theme & Objective

Prof. FoleyEssential Physics for Global Leaders II will present students with core concepts in physics, as well as an overview of advanced physics at the foundation of current and future technological applications in electronics, alternative energy, medicine, national security, and the environment. The physics behind the nanotechnology revolution, the connection between all disciplines, and their convergence on the nanometer scale will be emphasized. Surveying past and current literature, the physics of natural phenomena, new revolutionary materials, and advanced technologies will be explored. Students will be asked to prepare multimedia presentations on proposed solutions to important physical and technological problems facing business and government leaders in the global community. Students will critically evaluate each other’s work, and feedback from the instructor and their peers will help students learn how to more effectively communicate leading edge developments in physics in proper academic English.

Message to Students

This course will survey a variety of topics in established and leading-edge physics. The topics and the depth to which they are covered may change, according to the students’ background and expressed interest.

Lecture Outline

Essential Physics for Global LeadersⅡ [18S1008]
Number of Credits
Foley, Edward Thomas (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences Building R408
Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences Building R102 for July 12 and 19
Date & Time
Thursday, Period 3-4 (10:40-12:10)
April 12, 19, 26
May 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Lecture Plan/th>
  • Class 1: Introduction, Course Orientation
  • Class 2: The Nanotechnology Revolution and Scanning Probe Microscopies
  • Class 3: Semiconductor Physics and Nanoelectronics
  • Class 4: Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene
  • Class 5: Photovoltaics
  • Class 6: Global Warming and Sustainable Energy
  • Class 7: Nuclear Energy, Fission Reactor Safety, and Fusion Reactor Research
  • Class 8: Techniques in Surface Science and Spectroscopy
  • Class 9: Plasmonics and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Class 10: Medical Physics
  • Class 11: Biophysics and Bionanotechnology
  • Class 12: Metamaterials
  • Class 13: Photonics and Spintronics
  • Class 14: Student Presentations
  • Class 15: Cosmology
Out-of-class Learning
Homework assignments will be given for topics covered. Student teams will prepare and deliver a presentation to the class.
Course materials will be provided by the instructor, or be obtained online.


Registration Period: Mon., April 9 through Sat., April 21
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


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